Blood Money (1933 film)
|Directed by||Rowland Brown|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck
Joseph M. Schenck (uncredited)
|Written by||Rowland Brown
Hal Long (continuity)
Speed Kendall (uncredited)
|Studio||Twentieth Century Pictures|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release dates||November 17, 1933|
|Running time||65 minutes|
Blood Money is a 1933 crime film about a crooked bail bondsman played by George Bancroft, with Judith Anderson as his longtime lover and Frances Dee as the thrill-seeking socialite who catches his eye.
- George Bancroft as Bill Bailey
- Judith Anderson as Ruby Darling
- Frances Dee as Elaine Talbart
- Chick Chandler as Drury Darling
- Blossom Seeley as Singer
- Etienne Girardot as Bail Bond Clerk
- George Regas as Charley
Dee, normally cast in wholesome roles, described Talbert in the 2002 Turner Classic Movies documentary Complicated Women as ". . . a rather weird character, to say the least. She was a kleptomaniac, a nymphomaniac, and anything in between." (One of her lines was, "What I need is someone to give me a good thrashing. I’d follow him around like a dog on a leash.")
Lucille Ball had an uncredited part.
New York Times critic Mordaunt Hall was unimpressed, writing, "This whimsical little tale of thievery, thuggery and attempted slaughter was mistaken for entertainment by Darryl Zanuck". He appreciated the skills of many of the actors, but thought the plot lacked logic and characterized the film overall as "flat stuff".
- "Frances Dee / Wholesome leading lady of the Thirties and Forties". The Independent. 10 March 2004.
- Liz Chancellor. "Frances Dee / "A Kind of Grace"". Classic Images magazine. Retrieved July 30, 2010.
- Mordaunt Hall (November 16, 1933). "Blood Money (1933)". New York Times.
- Blood Money at the Internet Movie Database
- Blood Money at the TCM Movie Database
- Blood Money at allmovie
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